I arrived in Truckee in 1992 and I never left because Truckee’s beautiful, natural location touches my heart. I’m the eldest of 5 children of two doctors who raised us all in the SF Bay Area. Immediately after graduating from Cornell University, where I swam for the Cornell Swim Team and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, I moved to Truckee to pursue my interest in marketing through positions with the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee/Donner Chambers of Commerce. At the same time, I attended night school at the University of Nevada to earn my MBA, completing studies in finance, investment analysis and venture capital.
I met my husband Eric, here in Truckee. He is a licensed general contractor, and we built our first home together on a lot with magnificent 180-degree views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. In our ongoing business of buying and selling homes in the area, we have become experts on the many different neighborhoods and their unique properties. When our first daughter was born, I was able to focus full time on my career in real estate for over 14 years. I then took on roles as a Private Mortgage Banker for one of the nation’s largest banks and as the Chief Operations Officer for an on-line start-up company based in Truckee. These amazing experiences allowed me to gain top-notch technology skills and an in-depth knowledge of the residential mortgage industry.
Both of our daughters Madelyn and Emily were born and raised in the Truckee area. They revel in the outdoor lifestyle and especially love skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating and mountain biking. Their successful maturing has allowed me at last to return full time to the real estate career that I love the most. Joining the team at Carr Long Real Estate was the perfect fit at the perfect time for me. In Carr Long Real Estate I found an inclusive team of professionals who specialize in the same high-end resort markets where I have built my expertise.
Most recently, Eric and I moved into our new home at Gray’s Crossing. It is thrilling to be a part of this vibrant, young community and I am loving sharing it with friends and clients. My education and work experiences set me apart from the rest of the crowd, but my love for this place where I have raised my family is what makes this career so meaningful for me.